KS2008: When should drivers be merged?
Posted Sep 19, 2008 23:43 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: KS2008: When should drivers be merged?
Parent article: KS2008: When should drivers be merged?
Much of the crappiness being referred to here is not general crappiness that you might get from an incompetent or rushed engineer -- its just failure to conform to standards of the Linux kernel. It could be a different coding style. It could be stuff that was designed to meet requirements unrelated to the requirements of mainline kernels (e.g. the code was ported from Windows). It could be code that doesn't work in some of the myriad scenarios it might find itself in, in which it was never needed to work before.
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